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Charlie on Charlie
September 28, 2007 | Posted by Abu Muqawama - 10:53am | 7 Comments
Regarding yesterday's post
, Abu Muqawama
operative "Charlie" (she's a civilian, so you do not
salute her) wonders if Charles Dunlap has gotten around to asking any failed counterinsurgents
of the 20th
Century -- the Soviets in Afghanistan, the French in Algeria, the Americans in Vietnam -- if they failed as counterinsurgents
because they didn't bomb enough. It's a good question. No where in the lessons learned of any failed counterinsurgency of the 20th
Century do you come across this phrase: "Bombing the civilian population -- did we do enough of it?"